David and Jonathan (film)

David and Jonathan is a 1920 British silent adventure film directed by Alexander Butler and starring Madge Titheradge, Geoffrey Webb, and Dick Ryan. It was based on a novel by E. Temple Thurston. It was made at Universal City in California.[2] Two men, David and Jonathan, are shipwrecked on a desert island together with a girl they are both in love with.

David and Jonathan
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Directed byAlexander Butler
Produced byG.B. Samuelson
Based onDavid & Jonathan
by E. Temple Thurston
StarringMadge Titheradge
Geoffrey Webb
Dick Ryan
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
  • July 1920 (1920-07) (U.K.)
Running time
6 reels[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


  • Madge Titheradge as Joan Meredith
  • Geoffrey Webb as David Mortlake
  • Dick Ryan as Jonathan Hawksley (credited as Richard Ryan)
  • Sydney Wood as David, as a child
  • Jack Perks as David as a child


  1. Low p. 355
  2. Low p. 139


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.
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